Welcome to Bridge Update Entertainment Round-up for Sunday, 5th July, 2020
Compiled by Afolabi Ezekiel 0. (+234(0)8142658024 : +234(0)7065560179)
🇳🇬 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT
Nollywood lacks distribution network – Osita Iheme
Actor Adebayo Adeniyi survives accident
Stars celebrate Sola Sobowale, Faithia Williams for winning at the Nigeria Achievers Awards
🏁 FOREIGN ENTERTAINMENT
Kanye West announced he’s running for President of the United States on Twitter.
Today in 2008, Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” reached #1 on the Hot 100. It marked Katy’s first ever #1 and the milestone 1000th #1 hit of the rock era.
300,000 people have signed a petition to stop the release of “Habit,” an upcoming independent film starring Paris Jackson, due to its alleged depiction of Jackson as “lesbian Jesus.”
Tinashe has released the short music video for the “Die A Little Bit” remix featuring Ms Banks
Ethan Dolan gets candid about having acne and gaining self confidence: “Brave people who were going through what I was, came to share their stories and comfort me. I’ll forever be thankful for you all, you truly got me out of such a sh*ty place in my mind.”
Colorado police officers fired for laughing and recreating chokehold in photos at Elijah McClain memorial.
Rina Sawayama teased a “special remix” coming next week.
📈 MUSIC DATA
“Rain On Me” with Ariana Grande is now Lady Gaga’s best selling download in the US this year, passing “Stupid Love”
Post Malone ties Justin Bieber as the artist with the most songs with over 1 billion streams on Spotify (7 each)
All tracks from Pop Smoke’s ‘Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon’ debut with over 1 million streams each on global Spotify.
Billboard Songs of the Summer 2020 for week of July 4th:
- Blinding Lights
- Say So
- Rain On Me
- Toosie Slide
- Don’t Start Now
- The Box
Pop Smoke aiming for first ever #1 album in the US with 175-195K first week. 200 million streams
Post Malone has earned four Hot 100 #1 hits: rockstar, Psycho, Sunflower & Circles. He has charted 47 hits total, including every song from each of his last two albums.
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